Monthly archives of “September 2018

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The new donut

Years ago Aaron Renn coined an urban paradigm that he labeled “the new donut.” The old donut, of course, is one that many of you will know well: poor downtown (hole in the donut) and wealthy suburbs (ring around the hole in the donut). This is… Read More

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#DeleteFacebook

Earlier this week I deleted my Facebook account. If we were friends on the service and you can no longer find me, this is the reason why.  Part of why I did this certainly had to do with privacy. I read Brian Acton’s (WhatsApp cofounder)… Read More

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What motivates us

Earlier this week it was announced that Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned from the company. Supposedly it had to do with weakening independence from the parent company, Facebook. But I’m not really in a position to comment on the specifics. Fred… Read More

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Amazon and retail

This is an excellent talk by NYU professor Scott Galloway about Amazon, online grocery, and many other aspects of the retail landscape. The bits about Amazon’s scale and reach are fascinating. There is about 30 minutes of him speaking quickly and then another 15 minutes… Read More